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'''''' () is a proper Indian name. Several important ancient Sanskrit works are ascribed to one or more authors of this name, and a great deal of scholarship has been devoted over the last century or so to the issue of disambiguation. lists ten separate authors by the name of "Patañjali." Amongst the more important authors called Patañjali are:Jonardon Ganeri, ''Artha: Meaning'', Oxford University Press 2006, 1.2, p. 12S. Radhakrishnan, and C.A. Moore, (1957). ''A Source Book in Indian Philosophy''. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University, ch. XIII, Yoga, p. 453Gavin A. Flood, 1996. * The author of the ''Mahābhāṣya'', an ancient treatise on Sanskrit grammar and linguistics, based on the ''Pāṇini#Ashtadhyayi|Aṣṭādhyāyī'' of Pāṇini. This Patañjali's life is dated to mid 2nd century BCE by both Western and Indian scholars.
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